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Young people planning their careers would be wise to consider the horticultural industry. That was the message from Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy at the Horticulture New Zealand conference in Rotorua this week. According to the Otaki MP,...

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Katikati's Craig Ward is preparing to battle it out next month for the national title of Young Grower of the Year 2015. The technical advisor from kiwifruit company Apata Group Limited triumphed over seven other local young fruit growers to ­be...

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On paper, we are in the middle of winter, but according to Mother Nature - and many of you - spring is already here. Winter can be defined as a season that brings death and decay to the wild - whereas spring brings new life. Is New Zealand experiencing...

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A Southern right whale, or tohorā in Te Reo Māori, has been spotted by locals frolicking in the waters just off the Whitianga shoreline this week. This particular tohorā is also believed to be the same Southern right whale that was spotted swimming...

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The future of new kiwifruit variety Zespri Sweet Green is unclear, with growers struggling to produce commercial volumes and consumers failing to distinguish it from conventional Hayward Green. Zespri CEO Lain Jager says the company is committed to marketing...

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A severe weather warning issued for the Bay of Plenty overnight has been lifted - but more rain is being forecast for the region over the next couple of days. A front moving onto the Eastern Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne should move away to the...

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Carter Holt Harvey's appeal against having to appear in court over the leaky schools case has failed in the Court of Appeal, which has ruled the arguments put forward are better explored at trial. An estimated $44 million is spent repairing leaky...

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What started as a company challenge has become a wider community clean-up as Plastic Free July comes to a close. Some rubbish that's already accumulating at Maungatapu Bridge area. Staff at Hikoi Mount Maunganui are taking part in Plastic Free July,...

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A large wintertime high has brought settled weather to much of the country this week and continues to do so as it moves slowly eastwards over the next day or so. Many people will have awoken to frost on the ground recently, and this morning light winds...

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Do not disturb: That is the message from the Department of Conservation following sightings of a southern right whale east of Rabbit Island at Mount Maunganui. DOC ranger Peter Huggins says the whale that spent most of yesterday afternoon in the shallow...

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Whale watching. By Anne Carruthers. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.  Email: photos@thesun.co.nz